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jazz for juvenile diagetes benefit concert

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 7pm – $150 includes 2 sets of music, appetizers, dinner, drinks, dessert
20TH ANNIVERSARY JAZZ FOR JUVENILE DIABETES BENEFIT CONCERT – CURTIS STIGERS QUARTET
Town Hall – West Hartford Center
With one of the most distinctive voices in music, Stigers pushes the boundaries of conventional jazz and expands the jazz repertoire, creating modern jazz standards. Throughout his career, singer/songwriter/saxophonist Stigers has been celebrated for a surprisingly wide variety of impressive accomplishments – from his early pop chart success with several self-penned, top-ten singles and hit albums and an appearance on the soundtrack for “The Bodyguard” (one of the biggest selling albums of all time), to Downbeat Magazine naming him one of the jazz genre’s “Rising Male Stars,” to the London Times selecting his recording, “You Inspire Me,” as the number one jazz album of the year and to his songwriting for the acclaimed Sons of Anarchy TV series, writing “This Life,” the series theme song. Curtis has toured the world in concert with such renowned pop artists as Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and Prince, while also sharing the bill with such jazz greats as George Benson, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, Nancy Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Randy and Michael Brecker and Toots Thielmans. Stigers has performed his hits on “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show with David Letterman” in the U.S., and has been called “one of the best male jazz singers of his generation” by JazzTimes. He’s appeared on albums by Al Green, Jules Shear, Suzzy Roche, and Julia Fordham, as well as his early mentor, jazz piano legend, Gene Harris. His refusal to stand still and his consistent desire to grow and evolve musically, have earned him admiration and recognition – and kept the critics guessing. His latest project, “One More for The Road,” celebrates the timeless cool when Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Stigers captures the rare alchemy of hipness, elegance, playfulness and feeling that made Sinatra’s renditions of these songs immortal while adding his own unique twist. The April 22 Town Hall event will include appetizers, dinner and drinks. Please attend what some call “the event of the year” in West Hartford. All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For further inquiries and ticket information please visit www.JazzForJuvenileDiabetes.com or call the JDRF at (860) 470-0020 or Steven Sussman at (860) 614-0770

Details

Date:
April 22
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.JazzForJuvenileDiabetes.com

Venue

west hartford town hall
50 South Main Street
West Hartford, 06117 United States
Phone:
860 614-0770
Website:
www.JazzForJuvenileDiabetes.com

Organizer

steven sussman
Phone:
860 614-0770
Email:
susspeople@aol.com
Website:
www.JazzForJuvenileDiabetes.com